Edgar Allan Poe
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Edgar Allan's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Edgar Allan Poe comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Edgar Allan Poe - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Edgar Allan Poe" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Edgar Allan a little better. This page describes the disguise Poe wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Poe's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Edgar Allan Poe wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Edgar Allan Poe wants, Edgar Allan Poe usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Edgar Allan wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Edgar Allan Poe functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Edgar Allan Poe usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Poe approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Edgar Allan Poe also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Poe. When Edgar Allan Poe commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Edgar Allan Poe is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Edgar Allan Poe as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Edgar Allan Poe also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Edgar Allan Poe has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Edgar Allan Poe often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Edgar Allan Poe seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Edgar Allan tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Poe has a well developed personality and tends to base his relationships with others on a more personal level. Edgar Allan Poe is inclined to seek mental or intellectual relationships and also has a strong desire for soul-unions.
His life is never a secret to anyone, for Poe likes to publicize his plans and let people know exactly where he stands. Others are drawn to Edgar Allan Poe because of his ease in conversational ability and people often may seek his advice.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/MC
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/MC